By Tony Maxwell
THE younger LIONS - An grownup African-Adventure Story
Robert Hamilton used to be a naive 18 year-old, a tender Lion from the colony...
... till he met Emma, his mother's beautiful more youthful sister in London.
An grownup action-adventure tale set in nineteenth Century South Africa at the Transvaal goldfields now overshadowed via the looming danger of the Anglo-Boer War.
The younger Lions is the tale of Robert's adventures within the bedrooms and within the wild bushveld of a land suffering to come back to phrases with its huge, immense wealth now the envy of in a foreign country interests.
˃˃˃ The younger Lions is the 1st in a chain at the adventures of the Hamilton kinfolk in Africa.
The novel, THE courageous males, is the sequel to The younger Lions.
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His eyes this brown line to some extent the place, marked by means of 3 acacia bushes, it all of sudden led to a dismal brown smudge at the terrain under. taken with his discovery, he ran to the sting of the summit and, shouldering his rifle, fired a shot to draw Xau’s cognizance. Waving his hands, he signalled for him to hitch him on best of the kopje. a short time later Xau, scarcely out of breath seemed at his part. Robert mentioned the diggings at Bultfontein after which the 3 acacia bushes to Xau, “Can you are taking me to these bushes the next day? ” he requested. “Yebo Baas. ” all of the whereas, Xau’s expression looked as if it would say, “You obtained me the entire approach up right here to invite me that? ” again on the waterhole, they packed the kudu meat into the panniers and loaded them at the horse for the go back trip to Bultfontein. That evening Robert made no point out the unusual colourations he had obvious from the kopje, yet he did organize to borrow the neighbour’s horse back the next day to come. The pre-dawn ritual of taking the oxen out to their grazing accomplished, Robert and Xau got down to locate where marked through the 3 timber. It used to be much additional away than he had judged from the pinnacle of the kopje, and it was once with reference to noon earlier than they arrived. utilizing the timber as his markers, Robert walked up and down reading the floor and cursing himself for now not considering to carry a shovel. What he assumed to be river sand lined lots of the zone among the timber, whereas abnormal patches of gravel and stones stuffed the hollows. no longer even yes what he was once searching for, Robert dug into the gravel utilizing the toe of his boot. After an hour of fruitless looking below the blazing sunlight, he joined Xau within the sparse color of 1 of the acacia bushes and drank deeply from his water bottle. Sitting there, he handed the time staring at a kinfolk of meerkats excavating their burrows amidst the roots of the furthermost tree. without notice, noticing the small lots of sand and stones the meerkats had dug up; he leaped to his toes and, opting for up a dried stick, walked quick in the direction of the burrows. The meerkats scattered down their holes as he started to dig of their excavated piles of sand together with his stick. discovering the sand really unfastened, he received down on his knees and used his arms to tug the lots of sand and gravel aside. He stumbled on a number of strange having a look stones amidst the piles and set a few of them apart. The efforts of the meerkat kin scattered, he accumulated up his small choice of stones and back to the place he were sitting. He looked after out 5 stones, which he concept should be would becould very well be diamonds and, emptying his water bottle, washed them off conscientiously. Following a more in-depth inspection, he threw 3 stones away right now, yet spent your time reading the final . They looked to be just a little various from the opposite stones. Their color was once now not what he anticipated, nor might he observe the soapy believe he understood to be a yes indication of a diamond. “Ah good! ” he sighed, “they are either too huge to be diamonds besides. ” beaten with disappoint, he used to be approximately to throw them away, yet as a substitute thrust them in his pocket.